1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Illinois


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Wholesale Trade by Subsector
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  42 Wholesale trade 21,951 275,968,383 13,324,491 325,752
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 14,077 156,191,494 8,540,589 197,724
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 7,874 119,776,889 4,783,902 128,028

 

 

Wholesale Trade by Industry
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
42 Wholesale trade 21,951 275,968,383 13,324,491 325,752
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 14,077 156,191,494 8,540,589 197,724
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 1,026 33,594,654 581,912 17,239
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 245 28,206,421 224,789 6,448
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 99 16,654,838 74,718 2,538
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 16 D D (100-249)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 19 9,343,315 23,864 461
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 23 D D (500-999)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 88 1,177,527 94,313 2,708
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 503 4,929,553 291,200 8,259
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 215 D D (2500-4999)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 273 3,413,359 171,278 4,678
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 15 D D (100-249)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 61 D D (500-999)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 217 D D (1000-2499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 730 5,471,160 324,131 7,922
42121 Furniture whsle 353 2,190,393 134,795 3,004
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 185 D D (500-999)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 168 D D (1000-2499)
42122 Home furnishings whsle 377 3,280,767 189,336 4,918
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 46 387,011 19,201 429
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 82 716,648 26,235 712
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 91 1,296,353 61,069 1,392
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 158 880,755 82,831 2,385
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 568 3,351,541 197,091 5,602
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 251 1,598,680 101,364 2,807
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 45 273,859 17,014 421
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 54 350,748 22,404 704
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 152 974,073 61,946 1,682
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 123 702,624 34,300 1,099
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 47 168,134 12,063 373
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 34 60,817 6,702 227
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 42 473,673 15,535 499
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 73 417,165 27,191 662
42139 Other construction materials whsle 121 633,072 34,236 1,034
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 36 D D (100-249)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 85 D D (500-999)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 1,949 26,740,844 2,040,111 40,699
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 80 1,910,289 98,068 1,981
42142 Office equipment whsle 315 2,196,403 278,110 6,493
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 622 14,085,605 992,627 16,485
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 509 13,354,582 900,021 14,968
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 211 8,322,784 343,792 6,198
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 298 5,031,798 556,229 8,770
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 113 731,023 92,606 1,517
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 269 1,343,305 155,476 4,196
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 151 858,024 102,423 2,856
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 118 485,281 53,053 1,340
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 458 5,827,640 400,074 8,536
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 410 D D (5000-9999)
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 48 D D (500-999)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 66 175,289 21,007 711
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 139 1,202,313 94,749 2,297
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 29 168,139 22,022 576
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 110 1,034,174 72,727 1,721
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 896 17,484,202 673,367 16,869
42151 Metal service centers & offices 861 17,197,864 663,623 16,668
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 711 15,263,402 599,667 15,168
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 477 9,407,039 551,835 14,202
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 234 5,856,363 47,832 966
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 150 1,934,462 63,956 1,500
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 93 1,100,074 51,098 1,292
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 57 834,388 12,858 208
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 35 286,338 9,744 201
4215201 Coal whsle 21 237,193 7,574 139
4215202 Other mineral & ore whsle 14 49,145 2,170 62
4216 Electrical goods whsle 1,898 22,890,822 1,378,860 27,750
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 739 5,854,749 415,374 9,341
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 182 4,812,444 168,054 3,675
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 977 12,223,629 795,432 14,734
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 443 5,906,600 479,457 8,266
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 534 6,317,029 315,975 6,468
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 1,186 6,713,115 578,687 14,911
42171 Hardware whsle 627 3,815,077 341,589 8,957
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 240 1,698,676 115,867 2,934
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 237 902,720 86,711 2,159
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 82 296,642 34,520 861
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 4,093 27,657,994 2,098,116 47,513
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 216 6,756,961 276,899 4,936
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 471 2,334,134 172,111 5,745
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 350 1,545,506 119,474 4,220
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 85 620,278 42,132 1,214
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 36 168,350 10,505 311
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 2,138 11,503,513 1,119,748 23,541
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 83 260,743 33,021 648
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 187 783,472 99,651 2,154
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 83 301,970 35,518 859
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 104 481,502 64,133 1,295
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 645 3,403,270 371,138 7,653
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 388 2,608,491 205,366 4,016
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 288 1,431,693 172,019 4,123
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 85 127,470 13,539 394
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 462 2,888,374 225,014 4,553
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 799 4,833,198 341,450 8,196
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 108 D D (500-999)
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 156 1,043,366 69,517 1,833
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 93 271,516 29,733 782
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 127 451,343 46,562 1,157
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 80 400,105 40,034 881
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 235 D D (2500-4999)
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 333 894,502 95,159 3,170
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 54 121,652 15,597 590
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 128 303,180 38,991 1,309
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 41 234,020 14,069 422
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 110 235,650 26,502 849
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 136 1,335,686 92,749 1,925
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 63 796,875 48,779 1,009
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 12 D D (250-499)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 61 D D (500-999)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 1,731 12,287,162 668,314 19,219
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 249 2,410,670 124,784 2,889
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 163 2,394,306 97,359 2,516
42193 Recyclable material whsle 493 3,002,687 194,916 6,104
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 200 1,489,742 92,665 2,844
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 120 D D (1000-2499)
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 80 D D (500-999)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 82 D D (1000-2499)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 211 D D (1000-2499)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 290 1,019,108 70,854 2,198
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 269 928,540 67,223 2,065
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 21 90,568 3,631 133
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 536 3,460,391 180,401 5,512
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 31 201,367 18,232 414
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 41 227,898 9,350 187
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 180 865,255 37,014 1,306
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 85 D D (1000-2499)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 59 D D (1000-2499)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 26 D D (1000-2499)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 35 D D (250-499)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 164 D D (500-999)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 7,874 119,776,889 4,783,902 128,028
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 1,028 14,963,591 656,713 16,706
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 186 5,019,498 107,273 2,142
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 459 3,452,715 280,738 9,306
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 383 6,491,378 268,702 5,258
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 321 14,057,069 550,755 11,403
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 105 3,413,273 112,528 3,062
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 216 10,643,796 438,227 8,341
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 636 3,191,170 184,839 5,003
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 178 641,048 47,801 1,270
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 130 526,807 36,131 920
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 48 114,241 11,670 350
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 171 1,188,047 76,021 2,070
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 236 1,064,302 51,246 1,448
42234 Footwear whsle 51 297,773 9,771 215
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 1,838 36,524,779 1,508,761 41,763
42241 General-line grocery whsle 185 11,877,718 261,869 7,162
4224101 General-line grocery whsle, voluntary group 6 D D (500-999)
4224102 General-line grocery whsle, retail cooperative 10 4,993,102 60,584 1,339
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 169 D D (2500-4999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 183 3,894,881 167,680 4,875
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 162 2,185,267 81,046 2,260
4224301 Raw milk whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 158 D D (1000-2499)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 52 626,270 32,928 1,138
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 50 D D (1000-2499)
42245 Confectionery whsle 141 2,079,228 127,581 3,735
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 44 D D (250-499)
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 247 2,420,655 98,605 3,355
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 204 1,273,693 87,688 1,970
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 620 D D (10k-24999)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 67 374,056 33,683 1,094
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 115 1,995,142 237,728 5,774
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 98 1,332,918 135,245 4,086
4224904 Canned goods whsle 66 1,731,243 29,761 647
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 43 416,936 13,518 387
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 231 D D (2500-4999)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 916 13,785,098 184,911 6,511
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 770 12,889,314 167,259 5,589
42252 Livestock whsle 115 771,524 9,723 666
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 31 124,260 7,929 256
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 25 D D (100-249)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 874 10,564,948 464,742 10,131
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 293 4,339,809 157,223 3,608
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 581 6,225,139 307,519 6,523
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 39 131,631 22,749 605
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 542 6,093,508 284,770 5,918
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 409 7,395,896 181,540 4,824
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 264 5,243,870 120,626 3,577
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 250 5,074,473 114,899 3,356
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 217 1,760,840 69,165 2,362
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 33 3,313,633 45,734 994
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 14 169,397 5,727 221
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 145 2,152,026 60,914 1,247
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 219 3,732,512 269,282 6,791
42281 Beer & ale whsle 146 1,999,451 150,661 3,908
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 73 1,733,061 118,621 2,883
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 73 1,733,061 118,621 2,883
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 1,633 15,561,826 782,359 24,896
42291 Farm supplies whsle 475 6,497,479 167,336 4,774
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 301 1,077,403 77,146 2,495
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 174 5,420,076 90,190 2,279
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 238 3,130,047 234,708 9,173
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 158 644,783 83,229 2,872
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 50 2,042,496 70,669 2,099
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 92 592,122 35,732 894
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 620 2,654,899 190,685 5,084
4229901 Art goods whsle 160 842,400 90,032 2,319
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 172 863,955 33,149 767
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 13 D D (20-99)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 275 D D (1000-2499)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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